Time (7:07)

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From The Dark Side Of The Moon and 135 other releases

Time is a song from British progressive rock band Pink Floyd’s 1973 album, The Dark Side of the Moon, and the only song on the album credited to all four members of the band. It is noted for its long introductory passage of clocks chiming and alarms ringing, recorded as a quadrophonic test by Alan Parsons, not specifically for the album.

Each clock at the beginning of the song was recorded separately in an antiques store. This is followed by an eerie two-minute passage dominated by Nick Mason’s rototoms and backgrounded by a tocking sound created by Roger Waters picking two muted strings on his bass. With David Gilmour singing lead on the verses and with Richard Wright singing lead on the bridges and with female singers providing backup vocals, the lyrics of the song deal with Roger Waters’s realization that life was not about preparing yourself for what happens next, but about grabbing control of your own destiny.
A guitar solo from Gilmour provides the refrain over the same chord progressions as the verse and chorus, and it is often praised among the fans as one of his best. A reprise of the album’s earlier “Breathe” brings the song to a closing, before it segues into “The Great Gig in the Sky”.


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Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day
You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way
Kicking around on a piece of ground in your home town
Waiting for someone or something to show you the way

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  • marjo47


    12 Aug 5:45pm Reply
  • GenilsonSoares

    Maybe the sound more like Pink Floyd! "And you run and you run to catch up with the sun But it's sinking And racing around to come up behind you again The sun is the same in a relative way But you're older Shorter of breath and one day closer to death." wonderful!

    7 Aug 7:46pm Reply
  • MartianReaper

    the first song I've heard from them. Still hits the spot

    5 Aug 4:52pm Reply
  • MariianaAlvez

    These lyrics.

    5 Aug 3:18pm Reply
  • Kostly

    Can play as often as it bloody well likes......

    3 Aug 5:26pm Reply
  • zero000000000

    one of the best fucking things ever

    28 Jul 7:32am Reply
  • schneckix

    The second part of the solo is like the best thing ever...

    27 Jul 11:00pm Reply
  • notwhatseem

    nostálgica, triste, s2

    25 Jul 11:54pm Reply
  • keoki7

    Better each time I hear this tune

    25 Jul 9:45pm Reply
  • Robesko

    The sun is the same in a relative way, but you're older. Shorter of breath and one day closer to death

    25 Jul 12:24pm Reply
  • FauxShoah

    this song depresses the hell out of me

    20 Jul 2:18pm Reply
  • Aragorn17

    Ein Meisterstück!

    15 Jul 4:06pm Reply
  • Cl4d


    8 Jul 2:42pm Reply
  • TWHsr

    Still sogood.

    4 Jul 4:40am Reply
  • The_SchizoidMan

    Mind-blowing solo.

    2 Jul 2:52pm Reply
  • pqprafaella

    éeee covardia

    23 Jun 9:31pm Reply
  • YoQueSe666

    With a lengthy opening section featuring the all-too-familiar sound of instruments used to keep time, this single off The Dark of the Moon is one of the best examples of Wright and Gilmour’s harmonized vocals. It quickly became a radio staple and helped Floyd sell over 50 million units of their eighth record. Aside from its many appearances in pop culture, “Time” is also frequently covered by other artists. -- watchmojo

    21 Jun 4:49am Reply
  • mot00rzysta

    see you in 2020

    18 Jun 8:22pm Reply
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